Measuring the impacts of Shared and Electric Autonomous Vehicles (SAEV) on urban mobility.

Source: Medium – Digital Diplomacy
Date: 2 April 2021



Event: The 7th AVENUE General Meeting

On the 19th and the 26th of May 2021, the AVENUE consortium held the 7th General Meeting of the project on the Zoom video conferencing platform. This meeting was attended by all AVENUE consortium partners and includes the new partners representing the 2 new replicator sites “Sion” and “Esch-sur-Alesch” as well as the AVENUE advisory board.

The meeting covered the following topics:

  • Ongoing activities on the demonstrator sites with on-demand services
  • Integration the replicator sites (Sion and Esch-sur-Alesch)
  • Deployment and testing of the innovative in-and out of vehicle services
  • Data collection, legal issues, barriers, etc
  • Collection of the recommendations
  • Development the business plan considerations
  • Dissemination plans, activities and results

Event: AVENUE Presentation and Virtual Exhibition Stand @ EUCAD 2021

On the 22nd of April 2021 Prof. Dimitri Konstantas (AVENUE Coordinator) has presented the AVENUE project results at the third European Conference on Connected and Automated Driving (EUCAD 2021). The presentation was titled “Deployment of public transportation services with autonomous vehicles: Lessons learnt from the Belle-Idée site”

Furthermore, the AVENUE consortium has also organized a virtual exhibition stand presenting various results of the project.

New scientific article: How to measure the impacts of shared automated electric vehicles on urban mobility

Abstract: How to measure the impacts of shared automated electric vehicles on urban mobility? A scientific article, published in “Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment”, presents findings from the AVENUE project and proposes a method to measure the impacts of Shared Automated Electric Vehicles on mobility through a sustainability assessment. The arrival of new technologies and innovations on mobility, such as automated vehicles, creates opportunities to tackle urban challenges. The evaluation of the impacts of these innovations on the mobility system requires a comprehensive set of criteria and parameters. This article proposes a method to measure the impacts of Shared Automated Electric Vehicles (SAEV) on mobility through a sustainability assessment. Based on an integrative literature study and on the context of AVENUE, a European project deploying automated shuttles in the public transport of European cities, a set of indicators is defined. These mobility indicators assess the social, environmental, economic, governance, and technical impacts of SAEV. The multiple dimensions of the mobility indicators contribute to filling gaps of knowledge about the performance of SAEV. The proposed method allows an evaluation and comparison of SAEV to other means of transport and thus strengthens scientifically based recommendations for transportation policies.How to measure the impacts of shared automated electric vehicles on urban mobility? A scientific article, published in “Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment”, presents findings from the AVENUE project and proposes a method to measure the impacts of Shared Automated Electric Vehicles on mobility through a sustainability assessment.

How to measure the impacts of shared automated electric vehicles on urban mobility
Eliane Horschutz Nemoto, Roukaya Issaoui, Dorien Korbee, Ines Jaroudi, Guy Fournier
Journal: Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment
Date: 18 March 2021, DOI: 10.1016/j.trd.2021.102766
Download: Publisher’s version (Gold Open Access)

Magazine: Mobilités Magazine – Changement d’échelle pour les navettes autonomes

Source: Mobilités Magazine n°46
Date: March 2021

What are public policy advances in EU for the faster launch of Automated Vehicles services in Public transport?
The AVENUE Project Scientific Coordinator Prof. D. Attias indicates the project’s advances & their potential for the future of services with autonomous shuttles

Want to learn about the public policy advances in Europe for the faster introduction of autonomous vehicle services in Public Transportation? In the Mobilités Magazine n°46, proposals of the removal of the safety-driver in tests with these vehicles from 2021 and the increase in operational speed to a maximum of 60km/h on certain roads are presented. The scientific coordinator of the AVENUE Project, Prof. Danielle ATTIAS, indicates the project’s proposals & advances along with their potential for the future of services with autonomous shuttles as a complement to public transportation. The new business models that can emerge through this market innovation are also being discussed.



New Scientific Article: Autonomous shuttles for collective transport: a worldwide benchmark

Abstract: The present study aimed at performing a comprehensive benchmark on experimentations with autonomous shuttles for collective transport. Data was collected online on both academic and grey literature yielding a research corpus of 176 experimentations. Results show a European lead on both the number of experimentations and manufacturers. The majority of the deployments were aimed towards public transportation being short to mid-term trials, mainly offered free of charge to users. Regular-line transport was the prevailing operational mode adopted, meanwhile, on-demand services were present but incipient, mainly due to legal barriers as well as technological and infrastructural constraints. Eight main typologies of uses able to fulfil both private and public transport offerings were identified, being either focused on solving first- and last-mile issues or microtransit commute. At last, the main common stakeholders were identified, as well as how different forms of value are created and distributed among them.

Autonomous shuttles for collective transport: a worldwide benchmark
Fabio Antonialli
Journal: International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management
Date: 22 February 2021, DOI: 10.1504/IJATM.2021.113349
Download: Publisher’s version (Subscription required) | Author’s version (Green Open Access)

New Scientific Article: Robomobility for collective transport: a prospective user centric view

Abstract: Public transport may be undergoing an important transformation following the arrival of autonomous vehicles. Researchers, think thanks as well as consulting companies have designed many scenarios based on trend analysis of three main dimensions: technology, regulations and uses. The user level of acceptance for autonomous driving represents a key point for any prospective study. Therefore, this article aimed at proposing a use case daily scenario by focusing on the user. We analyse more specifically the implementation of autonomous vehicles for micro transit and commuting by studying user opinions via two field surveys. Discussion with users help us to build and test a use cases scenario and to picture personas whose characters will allow decision makers to better figure out the conditions to leverage the citizens level of acceptance for robomobility.

Robomobility for collective transport: a prospective user centric view
Sylvie Mira Bonnardel
Journal: International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management
Date: 22 February 2021, DOI: 10.1504/IJATM.2021.113353
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Event: AVENUE @ AV Pilot Development Workshop for the PAV Project

Representing H2020 AVENUE, project coordinator Prof. Dimitri Konstantas took part of the digital workshop organised by the PAV consortium and shared insights from the AVENUE project on how public authorities can get started with setting up effective pilot projects with autonomous shuttles within public transportation, gathering practical insights on related challenges.

For information can be found at: https://northsearegion.eu/pav/news/learning-from-eu-projects/

The results of the discussion are compiled in the following document:



Event: AVENUE @ Second Annual Conference on Autonomous Vehicles and Public Transport in Europe

On the 11th of November 2020, Prof. Dimitri Konstantas (H2020 AVENUE Coordinator) presented the project at the Second Annual Conference on Autonomous Vehicles and Public Transport in Europe.

More info can be found at: http://www.cvent.com/events/virtual-edition-of-second-conference-on-autonomous-vehicles-and-public-transport-in-europe/event-summary-c5e10908ae3a4cf0ad3377ea9cb1e8d2.aspx

Research Video: Safety In-Vehicle Services

Are we vulnerable to petty crimes in autonomous shuttles? Check the demonstration of the in-vehicle services providing advanced security and trust developed by H2020 AVENUE partner CERTH-ITI here: